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Once my flash drive was infected by some virus that produced the shortcuts for directories. After this infection the device could not be connected to any system and OS. I tried it on Ubuntu and found some signs of detection.

When I insert the drive in the USB port. lsusb lists down the device as

Bus 002 Device 121: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2

fdisk -l and blkid does not list this device.

My question is that:

  • As lsusb detects my device, is this the sign that my device is physically save?
  • fdisk does not list it as storage device, is that the sign that virus changed the status/type of my device to some non-storage device? I do not know if this thought makes any sense.
  • Can the device be repaired any way?
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